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Myocardial Infarction (MI), heart attack

Myocardial infarction (MI for short) is a fancy name for heart attack.

The heart is a muscle that pumps blood loaded with oxygen and nutrients to feed your body. Because it has to pump continuously, your heart needs its own blood supply. This blood supply comes from small vessels (tubes) called coronary arteries.

Injury to the heart muscle may occur if the blood supply to the heart is partially or completely blocked (myocardial infarction or heart attack). A build-up of plaque (fat-like material) on the artery walls is often the cause. This buildup and narrowing of the artery walls is called atherosclerosis. Plaque can rupture and lead to a blood clot which can block an artery taking oxygen away from the heart muscle. The amount, location, and length of time of the blocked artery determine the amount of heart muscle damage.

Often after a heart attack, an individual will be placed on a special diet by their doctor or health care provider. This among other things may include reducing the sodium or salt in one's diet. This is best done by reading food labels carefully for sodium content per serving, avoiding foods with known high sodium content, and by avoiding adding extra salt during cooking and at the table.

Your doctor or health care provider may ask that you restrict your sodium intake to a certain number of milligrams or grams. The process of limiting your sodium intake can be a complicated process. The SalTrax™ Method makes this process easier.

For more information about heart disease please see the web site for the American Heart Association (AHA).

To learn more about reducing salt or sodium in your diet, please refer to the book, How to Keep Track of Your SALT Intake, which is available for purchase through this web site.

 

 

 

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The SalTrax™ System, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING SODIUM INTAKE, was granted a U.S. Patent on December 11, 2012

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The information contained on this site is not a substitute for physician or other health care provider directed medical care for any medical condition. Please see your medical care provider if you suspect you may have a medical condition which necessitates a reduced-sodium diet. The SalTrax™ method as described here may be used by anyone wishing to keep track of the amount of sodium in his/her diet.